Monday, June 25, 2012
Part - Part Whole Charts
You know you are addicted to blogging when you are still up at 5:00 am preparing a post. I am really hoping the novelty wears off by the time I go back to school or I am in big trouble!! I've recently learned how to use Powerpoint to create prinables and am having so much fun creating items to use with my kids in the fall. Since I am going to be working with children who need lots of support in both math and reading, my focus is to create items that are bright, colorful, and effective. In our school, K and 1 teachers will begin using the Common Core Standards, which as those of you already using it knows, will require a shift in thinking. We are no longer going to be providing lots of photocopies for students to work with. Rather, students are going to be expected to create their own. For some of my students, that will be difficult. I want to have a wide range of resources I can offer my students and the classroom teachers working with them. The goal is for these materials to be memorable enough that my students will eventually begin to independently draw and use them as needed. I have listed a set of Part, Part, Whole mats that go along with EnVision Math in my Teachers' Notebook store. Please visit if you are interested in a free download for use with your own students.